Mousetalgia welcomes WED Imagineer and Disney Legend Rolly Crump to this episode of the podcast to talk about his time working for Walt Disney in the creation of Disneyland Park. Crump talks about his time with WED Enterprises, including his work on “it’s a small world,” the Adventureland Bazaar, and his relationships with the model makers, Imagineers, and other studio artists during his career at Disney, including candid details about his contentious relationship with WED head Dick Irvine. He also includes a “cute little story” about his contribution to the film “Mary Poppins.” Also, Mousetalgia talks to Don Morin, founder of the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet, about this upcoming fan convention (of which Mousetalgia is a sponsor) held outside of Seattle, WA. Plus – our favorite wish-we’d-been-there moments from the 1964-’65 World’s Fair, a report from previews of Aladdin on Broadway… and more.
Also, check out last week’s episode of Mousetalgia, which included complete coverage of the world premiere of Magic, Color, Flair: The World of Mary Blair – an exhibit that opened March 13 at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, CA. We share our favorite highlights from the new exhibit, and join the VIP opening night gala and capture impressions from Kirsten Komoroske (WDFM Executive Director); Alice Davis (Disney Legend(; Pete Docter (Director of the upcoming Pixar feature “Inside Out”); Charles Solomon (author of the upcoming “The Art of Disney Golden Books”); Joseph Titizian (WDFM representative); and Don Hahn (producer of the upcoming feature “Maleficent”). Then, Jeff takes us across the Presidio to Lucasfilm to report on a WDFM event about women in animation, which featured four accomplished female artists who spoke on the work they currently do and the challenges they find today in the workplace. Plus – Elsa and Anna; “The Adorable Couple” – and more.